What’s in a name?

When our daughter Alexandra was born we went to some trouble to find her a name which was not associated with anyone in either family, a name which would be hers alone. We didn’t advertise th… Sour… Source: What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

When our daughter Alexandra was born we went to some trouble to find her a name which was not associated with anyone in either family, a name which would be hers alone. We didn’t advertise th… Source: What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

When our daughter Alexandra was born we went to some trouble to find her a name which was not associated with anyone in either family, a name which would be hers alone. We didn’t advertise this decision, and we were amused to hear that her great-grandfather was very puzzled as to where the name came from,…

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I spent most of last week in Manchester, and my hotel room was on the 21st floor overlooking the city. It’s not a place I know very well, although I feel I should, as many of my ancestors came from there. Here’s a story about one of them. My great great grandmother is a bit…

Back to work

The alarm goes off at 5.59am. This is because, picky as I am, I like to be awake before the pips and the headlines at 6am. Yesterday, my first back at work after 12 days off was cold and dark and January-depressing. Breakfast was gruel. Or I like to think it was anyway – all because…